Girlfriend beater jailed after attacking expartner and Police in Strood

Man has been  jailed for assaulting his  former partner and also attacking a  police officer

A 20-month prison sentence was handed to a man who assaulted his ex-partner and a police officer.

Christopher Kelly, 39-years-old, of Marshall Path, Thamesmead appeared before Maidstone Crown Court on Monday 20 May 2019 where he admitted assault, common assault and assaulting an emergency worker.

The court heard how Kelly had assaulted his ex-partner at in Darnely Road, Strood on Thursday, 8 February 2019. Whilst they were sitting in her car he punched her in the face and left the scene prior to police arrival.

When officers were able to speak with the victim, they heard how Kelly had assaulted her a few days before and thrown her mobile phone out of the window. When he was asked to leave he tried to kick her and assaulted her again.

On Friday, 9 February 2019, two officers attended Kelly’s London home to arrest him. He assaulted one of officers, injuring his neck. He was arrested and taken into custody.

He was charged with two counts of assault and one count of assaulting an officer. He was jailed for 20-months for the offences.

Investigating Officer PC Harry Lewis said: ‘Kelly inflicted painful and serious injuries on his former partner leaving anxious and fearful.

‘His violent reaction towards the officer attending his home was not only unnecessary but resulted in additional prison time being added to his sentence.

‘Assaulting an officer who is simply just doing their job is just as unacceptable as attacking a former partner and the custodial sentence imposed by the courts is a reflection of the severity of the offences that Kelly committed.’